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Rizhao port adds four new berths 

Rizhao port in Qingdao province has launched four new berths for crude oil, iron ore and bulk cargo operation.

The four berths include one 300,000 tonnes-class or VLCC, crude oil berth at Lanshan port area, one 300,000 tonnes-class, or VLOC, iron ore berth, and two break bulk cargo berths at Lanqiao port.

The 300,000 tonnes-class crude oil berth is in 418 meters length with design annual handling capacity of 17.5m tons, while the 300,000 tonnes-class ore berth is in 450 meters length with design annual handling capacity of 22.4m tonnes. 

Shandong is one of the most important crude oil and iron ore cargo transportation provinces in China. It currently has three major ports of Qingdao, Yantai and Rizhao equipped with 300,000 tonnes-class crude oil and ore berths.

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